Tocaland Plantation - Winnsboro Fairfield County South Carolina SC

Tocaland Plantation – Winnsboro – Fairfield County

Tocaland Plantation 1986 - Fairfield County, South Carolina
— Tocaland Plantation 1986 © Library of Congress —
(Prints & Photographs Division HABS SC,20-WINBO.V,1--9)

Basic Information

  • Location – Near Rockton, south of Winnsboro, Fairfield County

    Located on SC 34

  • Origin of name – Named for the Tokay grape which was grown on the plantation (1, p. 1)

  • Other names – Christopher Gadsden, Jr. House (3)

  • Current status – Privately owned (3)


  • Circa 1854 – Earliest known date of existence (1, p. 1)

  • Circa 1854 – House built (1, p. 1)

    Major Woodward built the house for his daughter Regina Gadsden, the wife of Christopher Gadsden, Jr. The house is one-and-one-half story of frame construction. Christopher Gadsden, Jr. was a noted horticulturist and extensively landscaped Tocaland (1, p. 1) (2, XII: 49).

  • 1965 – John T. Johnson owned the plantation (2, XII: 49).


  • Number of acres – 1.2 in 1986 (1, p. 1)

  • Primary crop – The plantation was noted for the fruit grown there especially the rare Hungarian Tokay wine grape (2, XII: 49).


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1983
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
     Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
     Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII

  3. Information contributed by Cyndi Shull including:
    Library of Congress Photo File
    Library of Congress Data File - PDF

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